The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 268 280 282
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 463 388 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.71% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.77% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 230 178
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 21
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.93 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% -10.90%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 414 £350 +7.69% 160
London +20 188 £365 +4.28% 72
South East -4 80 £350 +12.90% 29
East of England +33 68 £363 -1.69% 13
Cambridgeshire +10 43 £363 -6.45% 9
City of London -15 40 £375 +14.50% 26
Cambridge +12 38 £363 -9.37% 9
Scotland +17 34 £350 -5.08% 5
Surrey +19 30 £350 +40.00% 6
South West -26 26 £325 -7.14% 10
West Midlands +5 18 £275 -6.77% 8
Glasgow +17 17 £325 +8.33%
Essex +3 17 £400 -
Edinburgh 0 15 £450 +12.50% 4
Berkshire +10 13 £320 - 9
Hampshire -28 12 £352 +12.48% 7
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £400 +119.17% 2
Yorkshire -35 11 £325 -6.47% 18
Wiltshire -10 10 £325 +4.00% 4
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £400 -
Milton Keynes +6 9 £400 +344.44% 1
North West -18 9 £350 +16.66% 5
Birmingham +4 8 £150 -53.12% 1
North East - 8 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £350 - 1
Bristol -7 7 £325 +1.56% 2
Oxfordshire -20 7 £375 -11.76% 3
Staines - 7 £400 -
Wales 0 6 £350 -12.50% 2

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 453 (50.78%) Linux
2 396 (44.39%) Windows
3 282 (31.61%) VMware
4 238 (26.68%) Red Hat
5 227 (25.45%) UNIX
6 181 (20.29%) Active Directory
7 178 (19.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 158 (17.71%) Microsoft
9 157 (17.60%) Puppet
10 150 (16.82%) SAN
11 146 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 142 (15.92%) Finance
13 138 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
14 121 (13.57%) Solaris
15 118 (13.23%) DevOps
16 117 (13.12%) Python
16 117 (13.12%) Oracle
17 106 (11.88%) Bash Shell
18 102 (11.43%) Perl
19 100 (11.21%) HP
20 98 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
21 97 (10.87%) Cisco
22 95 (10.65%) SQL
23 93 (10.43%) PowerShell
24 92 (10.31%) ITIL
25 88 (9.87%) Configuration Management
26 81 (9.08%) DNS
26 81 (9.08%) Data Centre
27 80 (8.97%) SQL Server
27 80 (8.97%) Shell Script

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 73 (8.18%) Apache
2 65 (7.29%) IIS
3 59 (6.61%) Tomcat
4 45 (5.04%) MS Exchange
5 43 (4.82%) JBoss
6 37 (4.15%) SharePoint
7 26 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (2.02%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.68%) IBM Notes
10 14 (1.57%) Lotus Domino
10 14 (1.57%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.35%) Lync
12 9 (1.01%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.90%) nginx
13 8 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.78%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.67%) GlassFish
Applications
1 57 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.91%) MS Office
3 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.34%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.67%) Maximo
3 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.22%) Agresso
5 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) HFM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.11%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.47%) Office 365
3 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.12%) IaaS
5 7 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.67%) IBM SmartCloud
6 6 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.56%) SaaS
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.22%) Joyent
9 2 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 150 (16.82%) SAN
2 81 (9.08%) DNS
3 75 (8.41%) Firewall
4 74 (8.30%) NAS
5 52 (5.83%) TCP/IP
6 48 (5.38%) LDAP
7 36 (4.04%) LAN
8 24 (2.69%) DHCP
9 20 (2.24%) Internet
10 19 (2.13%) SMTP
11 18 (2.02%) WAN
11 18 (2.02%) VPN
12 17 (1.91%) VoIP
12 17 (1.91%) iSCSI
13 16 (1.79%) WebEx
13 16 (1.79%) SSL
14 15 (1.68%) VLAN
15 14 (1.57%) HTTP
16 9 (1.01%) Wireless
17 8 (0.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.61%) MySQL
3 34 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.12%) Big Data
8 10 (1.12%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.90%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.56%) Couchbase
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (0.56%) Aerospike
12 4 (0.45%) MarkLogic
13 3 (0.34%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (0.34%) DB2
14 2 (0.22%) Informix
Development Applications
1 41 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.69%) Subversion
3 23 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.35%) JIRA
5 11 (1.23%) Maven
6 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.34%) Ant
7 3 (0.34%) MSI
8 2 (0.22%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.22%) RSpec
8 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.22%) FishEye
9 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.11%) Hudson
9 1 (0.11%) MSBuild
General
1 142 (15.92%) Finance
2 55 (6.17%) Banking
3 16 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.68%) Retail
5 14 (1.57%) Marketing
6 13 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.35%) Law
8 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.67%) Publishing
9 4 (0.45%) International Banking
9 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.45%) Electronics
10 3 (0.34%) Advertising
10 3 (0.34%) German Language
11 2 (0.22%) Games
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.22%) Legal
11 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.26%) Web Services
2 26 (2.91%) .NET
3 16 (1.79%) HTML
3 16 (1.79%) LAMP
4 13 (1.46%) Middleware
5 12 (1.35%) XML
6 6 (0.67%) Application Packaging
6 6 (0.67%) Akka
7 5 (0.56%) Memcached
7 5 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.45%) J2EE
8 4 (0.45%) PHP-FPM
8 4 (0.45%) HTML5
9 3 (0.34%) CSS
9 3 (0.34%) RESTful
9 3 (0.34%) WebCenter
9 3 (0.34%) Twisted
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Avro
10 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.08%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.83%) Clustering
3 37 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.68%) Thin Client
6 15 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.68%) Fat Client
6 15 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.35%) Statistics
8 11 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
8 11 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (1.12%) Wiki
10 9 (1.01%) NHS
10 9 (1.01%) Replication
11 7 (0.78%) HACMP
11 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.78%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.56%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 453 (50.78%) Linux
2 396 (44.39%) Windows
3 227 (25.45%) UNIX
4 178 (19.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 138 (15.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 121 (13.57%) Solaris
7 98 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 77 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 69 (7.74%) CentOS
10 47 (5.27%) AIX
11 36 (4.04%) Windows 7
12 25 (2.80%) Ubuntu
13 24 (2.69%) Fedora
14 22 (2.47%) Windows 8
15 21 (2.35%) HPUX
16 16 (1.79%) SUSE
17 14 (1.57%) Windows XP
18 13 (1.46%) VMS
19 12 (1.35%) Mac OS X
20 10 (1.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (13.23%) DevOps
2 92 (10.31%) ITIL
3 88 (9.87%) Configuration Management
4 69 (7.74%) Migration
5 47 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (5.16%) Change Management
7 39 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (3.59%) Open Source
9 31 (3.48%) Capacity Management
9 31 (3.48%) Service Delivery
9 31 (3.48%) E-Commerce
10 28 (3.14%) Project Management
11 26 (2.91%) Incident Management
12 24 (2.69%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (2.35%) Performance Monitoring
15 19 (2.13%) Change Control
15 19 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (1.91%) Workflow
16 17 (1.91%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 117 (13.12%) Python
2 106 (11.88%) Bash Shell
3 102 (11.43%) Perl
4 95 (10.65%) SQL
5 93 (10.43%) PowerShell
6 80 (8.97%) Shell Script
7 50 (5.61%) Ruby
8 44 (4.93%) Java
9 33 (3.70%) PHP
10 18 (2.02%) C
10 18 (2.02%) Korn
11 13 (1.46%) VB
12 11 (1.23%) VBScript
12 11 (1.23%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.78%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.78%) C++
14 3 (0.34%) Scala
15 2 (0.22%) C-shell
15 2 (0.22%) SystemTap
15 2 (0.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 53 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.48%) Degree
3 37 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (3.59%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.80%) MCSE
6 22 (2.47%) RHCE
7 17 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.57%) CCNA
9 13 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.90%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.67%) MCP
13 5 (0.56%) RHCA
13 5 (0.56%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.45%) MCTS
14 4 (0.45%) MCITP
14 4 (0.45%) MCSA
15 3 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.36%) SLA
2 9 (1.01%) QA
3 6 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 181 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 146 (16.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.83%) vSphere
4 37 (4.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 35 (3.92%) XenApp
5 35 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 33 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 30 (3.36%) NFS
8 26 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (2.58%) VMware ESX
10 20 (2.24%) vCloud
11 19 (2.13%) XenDesktop
12 16 (1.79%) KVM
13 13 (1.46%) Xen
14 10 (1.12%) Samba
14 10 (1.12%) iptables
15 9 (1.01%) Terminal Services
15 9 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (1.01%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 157 (17.60%) Puppet
2 59 (6.61%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (4.48%) SCOM
4 32 (3.59%) Nagios
5 31 (3.48%) SCCM
6 27 (3.03%) Ansible
7 22 (2.47%) Oracle ZFS
8 20 (2.24%) SCSM
9 19 (2.13%) SCOrch
10 17 (1.91%) NetBackup
11 16 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
12 15 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 13 (1.46%) Tivoli
14 12 (1.35%) WSUS
15 9 (1.01%) ZABBIX
16 8 (0.90%) HP SIM
17 7 (0.78%) Control-M
18 6 (0.67%) Backup Exec
18 6 (0.67%) OpenView
18 6 (0.67%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 282 (31.61%) VMware
2 238 (26.68%) Red Hat
3 158 (17.71%) Microsoft
4 117 (13.12%) Oracle
5 100 (11.21%) HP
6 97 (10.87%) Cisco
7 77 (8.63%) Citrix
8 57 (6.39%) Veritas
9 55 (6.17%) NetApp
9 55 (6.17%) IBM
10 39 (4.37%) EMC
10 39 (4.37%) Sun
11 30 (3.36%) Symantec
12 19 (2.13%) BMC
13 18 (2.02%) SAP
13 18 (2.02%) 3PAR
14 15 (1.68%) Polycom
14 15 (1.68%) Dell
14 15 (1.68%) Lotus
15 12 (1.35%) Juniper
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chertsey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London, South East
Tower Hamlets
Rate: £39,069 - £41,811
Posted: 27 days ago